Ready to sow some seeds? It’s almost time. I usually plant my cold crops the last week of February. In the meantime, head on over to Blotanical and check out some of the best garden blogging around. Created by Stuart Robinson, Blotanical is the place to find garden blogs all over the world. Among the best things about the site are the eight maps which show with a stickpin flower exactly where the bloggers strut their stuff. If you’re starved for current photos, go to Indonesia, or South Africa, or check out Stuart’s own blog, Garden Tips ‘n’ Ideas, in Australia. I kid you not. You can see what others plant in their climates. It’s educational. It’s fun.
When I first started blogging, I looked to Blotanical’s previous incarnation to find other bloggers in Oklahoma. I found three. Only three, but after contacting them, we all became friends who read each other’s stuff, offer garden advice, and help each other navigate the blogosphere. I also found my favorite Austin gardeners through Blotanical, and boy, am I glad I did. If you haven’t already heard, the Austin bloggers are holding a little Spring Fling in April, and I get to go. So, if you’re looking for fabulous photos and some of the best writing on the web, check out Blotanical.
And, if you’ve got fingers just itching to plant, I want to turn you onto another cool thing. At You Grow Girl, you can download the neatest seed starting chart based upon your average last frost date which for Oklahoma City is April 15th. Now, you’ve got two ways to spend the next couple of icy days holed up indoors. Pleasant dreams.